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Thad practices in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, real estate development law, and general business matters in Florida. He has been selected by his peers for the Naples Illustrated list of Top Lawyers for Real Estate Law. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubble and has been listed for several years in both The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers for real estate. He maintained Board Certification by the Florida Bar in Real Estate Law from August 1, 1999 through July 31, 2019 (before becoming semi-retired). He regularly assists individuals and businesses as well as real estate developers, builders, commercial real estate holders, with venture formations, contracts, financing, closings, title insurance, disputes, construction issues, leasing, general business matters and a whole range of association and community development matters.




Juris Doctorate, Nova University Law School (Florida)


Bachelor of Science (with majors in Finance and Risk Management and Real Estate), Florida State University

Bar Admissions:

State of Florida Bar: 1984

Professional Experience:

Mr. Kirkpatrick has the following professional experience:

Real estate development, including acquisition and development of acreage into planned subdivisions, creation of community declarations and covenants and associations and culminating in completed-unit closings

Business formation needs including joint venture negotiations, limited liability companies, corporations and limited and general partnerships

Closings, including Title Examination, Title Insurance and Survey evaluation, Due Diligence
Complex business sale and lease transactions

Shopping center, apartment complex, marina and other commercial business sales and acquisitions
Successful negotiation and closing of numerous real estate project financing transactions
Disputes involving businesses, contracts and real estate matters

Professional associations and activities:

Mr. Kirkpatrick is or has been a member of the following professional associations:

Collier County Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR)
Standing Member of NABOR Legal Resources Committee
Collier Building Industry Association
Florida Bar Condominium and Planned Unit Development Law Committee
Title Insurance Agent for Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Inc., Old Republic National Title, Inc. and Chicago Title Insurance Company, Inc.

Civic and community organizations and activities:

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
Former Member, Bonita Springs, FL Chamber of Commerce, President's Club
Bonita Springs, FL Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class 2006-2007
Former Member, N.A.P.L.E.S. (Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services)
Former Member, Collier County Republican Party Executive Committee
Founding Member, Collier County Republican Club
Former Officer and Director, Naples Gulfshore Rotary Club
Former Board Member, Naples Bath & Tennis Club Condominium Association
Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Caring Place School (part of North Naples United Methodist Church)
Member, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Delta Lambda Chapter – Florida State University)

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